Rapper Kanye West made a surprise entry some three hours into the BET Awards show in order to pay heartfelt tribute to Sean 'Diddy' Combs.
West delivered a speech followed by an elaborate performance that spanned Comb's entire career.
Taking the stage in a grey leather hood with a matching baseball cap, shades and a full-black- stocking face mask he gave off the best he could.
He also identified the the desire to change one's name as over the years Comb's called himself Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, just Diddy and most recently, simply Love.
The Flashing Lights singer also known as Ye started off with some creative words for the American personality, "How do we crown our kings? How do we appreciate our kings? To think how far we could just make if off of inspiration, to hear the way somebody chopped a sample in."
He laughed, adding, "I was signed to Puff without him knowing. That statement is not legally binding!"
"To see Puff in real life at the ‘Missing You’ video, just like me tapping free like a little kid I just need to meet this man. This is my favorite artist. You see I’m saying favorite artist everything, not specifically production, the trip. Back then there was so many rules to hip-hop and he broke all of them."
He went on expressing gratitude to Comb's, ''Understood contracts in a way a lot of us still don’t. Understood money in a way a lot of us still don’t. I go to him for advice to this day. He inspired so many of my choices. So many of my life choices. My wife choices. And here we are. Thanks for that, Puff."
"Any of us in this room, if Puff ever need us, we need to jump and be there. This man has been through and survived a lot of stuff. Broke down a lot of doors so we could be standing. I know for me, that I could be here today. Puff, if I never told you, I love you. You’re my brother," he continued.